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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - EQUITIES

    Weibo’s shares surge 14pc on Alibaba takeover rumours

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 10:47am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com US-listed shares of Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, surged 14 per cent on Thursday following rumours that it could be acquired by Alibaba Group. Alibaba, which is in the process of marketing its initial public offering, bought an 18 per cent stake in Weibo from Sina Corp for US$586 million in April last year, valuing China’s most popular social ...

  2. News - China - SOCIETY

    Social media brings hope and frustration for Chinese activists at home and in exile

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:26am by Staff Reporter

    ... the microblogging service Weibo, temporarily banned or permanently deleted over 100,000 accounts. Weibo claimed the move was intended to "clean up" accounts that spread "illegal" ...

  3. Business - Money - LISTINGS

    Weibo raises US$286m in IPO with low-end pricing

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 01:17am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Weibo raises US$285.6m from low-end price plan Weibo, the microblogging service owned by Sina and Alibaba, raised US$285.6 million in its initial public offering in the United States after pricing the shares at the low end of a marketed range, sources said. Weibo sold 16.8 million American depositary shares for US$17 each, said the sources. The shares, which had been ...

  4. News - China

    Weibo user demands apartment for account name

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 06:36pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Although China’s internet giant Sina Corporation’s microblogging services were reported to have lost a total of US$93 million (584 million yuan) last year, its users are trying hard to make a profit from the popular online community. When the managers of Wanke Park Avenue Real Estate Development Company turned to Sina Weibo to promote a recently ...

  5. BLOG

    SINA Corp third quarter profits quandruples to US$133.6m, Weibo unit revenues jump

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 10:49am by JING YANG

    ... to strong advertising revenue and increasing popularity of social media platform Weibo. Net revenues increased 8 per cent to US$198.6 million, of which US$166.8 million came from advertising, a 10 per cent rise. The Nasdaq-listed company attributed the growth to its popular social media platform Weibo, which generated US$84.1 million revenue, up 58 per cent from the year-ago level. ...

  6. Comment - Blogs

    Weibo- Praise for Cook's coming out; Xiaomi glows in rankings

    Posted Nov 03rd 2014, 04:30pm by Doug Young

    ... Doug Young Global gadget leader Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) and its chief Chinese imitator Xiaomi have been filling the online airwaves these last few days, though for very different reasons. Apple's CEO Tim Cook was drawing praise and admiration from a wid ...

  7. Comment - Blogs

    Weibo: Zuckerberg charms China at Tsinghua, Xiaomi events

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 04:29pm by Doug Young

    ... Doug Young Chinese tech executives have been buzzing for much of the past week over Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) founder Mark Zuckerberg, who was working hard to charm many of China's high-tech elite on a semi-official visit to Beijing. Zuckerberg was in to ...

  8. Comment - Blogs

    Weibo: Smog worries execs, Qihoo admits defeat to Tencent

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 04:48pm by Doug Young

    ... Doug Young Beijing's notorious smog was thick in the blogosphere this past week, with tech executives sending out a flurry of cautionary messages as the city held its annual marathon. This particular issue shines an important spotlight on the fact th ...

  9. Comment - Blogs

    Weibo: Xiaomi hit by Apple's Ive, lifted by Qihoo's Zhou

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 12:08pm by Doug Young

    ... Doug Young Publicity savvy smartphone maker Xiaomi was making awkward noises in the blogosphere this past week, as it found itself stinging from critical remarks made by a top executive at Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL), the company's role model. At the same t ...

  10. News - China Insider - CENSORSHIP

    Heavily-censored, Weibo users show support for Hong Kong's Occupy protests in satire

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 04:20pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com On China’s microblogging platform Weibo, where pro-Occupy Central comments are strictly censored, defiant bloggers use jokes and satire to express ... referring to the situation over the last few years where mainlanders have flocked to buy milk powder from Hong Kong as a result of increasing food safety concerns at home. Censorship on Weibo ...




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